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TBS Procurement Solutions Global Sourcing Lead

Exton, Pennsylvania
Start date
Jan 31, 2024

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a key business partner for Takeda creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported and confident in our solutions. We harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR. TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale. With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our partners' and colleagues' time to focus on our purpose – better health for people, brighter future for the world.

Do you want to build something next-gen and innovative, while contributing to a greater purpose?

As we continue our digital transformation and experience rapid growth in the U.S. and Europe, Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is now hiring a TBS Procurement Solutions Sourcing Support Global Lead with a passion for digital solutions, and helping patients.

Here, you will help TBS realize our inspiring vision to build and deliver simplified, innovative solutions by unlocking the value of data for our global business. This, in turn, empowers Takeda’s unwavering commitment to patients.


Key objectives include:

  • Implement the roadmap of improvements and changes to the sourcing process
  • Plan and coordinate a sourcing and supplier enablement ‘calendar’, allocating resources within and across hubs in conjunction with other regional leads to meet demand from GREFP
  • Motivate and support the development of staff and create a positive working climate
  • Evaluate the scope for standardization, harmonization, continuous improvement opportunities related to GEM locations on an ongoing basis by developing an innovation culture
  • Act as the single point of contact for GREFP, representing all TBS Procurement Solutions teams, ensuring the right collaboration and actions are taking place
  • Ensure TBS PS services menu / portal is implemented and operationalized for GREFP
  • Manage, motivate, coordinate and develop staff responsible for sourcing and supplier enablement so that objectives are met, and relationships with every counterpart are developed and maintained.
  • Deliver sourcing and supplier enablement activities for the region
  • Represent TBS Procurement Solutions towards GREFP– addressing the overall requirements and support from a sourcing perspective
  • Develop contingency plans to ensure continuity of service within the region
  • Manage and coordinate resource capacity within and across hubs
  • Lead the hub initiatives for continuous improvement on policies, processes and solutions
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with counterparts within GREFP and TBS fostering value-adding collaboration

Required qualifications:

  • Desirable: Master’s in Business Administration
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply Chain (or related)
  • Proven experience in building and motivating a procurement team
  • High degree of integrity, confidence and self-awareness
  • Confident and persuasive with strong influencing skills; able to win internal support for initiatives
  • Appreciates, understands and effectively negotiates within and across other cultures
  • Customer centric and solutions orientated aptitude with demonstrable experience in providing solutions based on customer needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with evident relationship building with professionals of all organizational levels.
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven success in a highly matrixed, fast paced and challenging business environment.
  • TBS problem-solving and entrepreneurial mind-set - driven to create and innovate

Physical Demands:

  • Flexibility in working hours due to global nature (different time-zones) and demands of the role and organization


  • Flexibility for an international travel as required

What Takeda can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you a full range of benefits, such as:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Ways of Working
  • Tuition reimbursement

More About Takeda Business Solutions

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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